Meet Shelana Poindexter, Trek Travel guide

Shelana Poindexter

What I Love:

MUSIC! Then international travel, exploring new cultures & languages. I love to smile, so: sunny days, puppies, good food, good wine, a good book. My goal is to visit a new country every year, so far, so good. I have been to 35 countries thus far, and I am always up for suggestions on where to go next! I also happen to really enjoy the gym, so in my "spare time", I am a competitive bodybuilder - started in figure and now compete in bikini.

Riding with TT Since:

2018

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

Riding in the Santa Ynez valley in February 2017. California had just received record rainfall totals, but it made everything so green and beautiful. It was absolutely breathtaking riding through the hills and the views of the topography.

My Rides:

Onyx - My Trek Emonda SL6 Big Bird - Vintage 1970s Peugeot

Nickname:

S.P., Poindexter, Dexter

Education:

MS - Organization & Human Resource Department and BBA - Marketing & Management - Abilene Christian University

Current Home:

Fort Worth, Texas

Languages:

English, a lil Dutch y un poco Espanol

In My Previous Life:

I have done a bit of this and a bit of that. I spent 8+ years working in college athletics administration - i am a HUGE sports fan. Then i transitioned to executive recruiting and teaching spin / indoor cycling. Then i had the opportunity to go back to higher education and live in Bangladesh! Came back to the states in 2015 and fell in love with bicycles and started working at a local bike shop in Atlanta (the ATL!) which brings us to where I am today!